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Magicque
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Hi guys! Would you please tell me if all the S----- used for multiplying balls are made of plastic? How about the Fakinis? The S----- are kind of slippery!
Thanks!!!! I got the DREAM SILICONE MULTIPLYING BALLS.
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Hey Magicque,

Not all of the s---ls are made of plastic. Wooden sets have wooden s---ls. The fakini's have a silicone covered s---l which means that they blend in perfectly which is great however the iside is made of aluminium covered plastic so the shell stays rigid and strong.
Hope that helps.

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Thanks my friend! And I bet the grip is better, isn't it?!
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The Fakini S**ls grip like glue! The plastic ones that come with the "Dream Silicone Multiplying Balls" are not that good. The color doesn't really match the balls well (that is the plastic reflects the light differently) and the plastic is slippery at best.

The Dream Silicone Multiplying Balls are best for non-s**l multiplying routines. Get two sets and toss the gimmicks away.

Or save your money until you can afford a real dream set, the Fakini's!
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DSMB are tiny, I'd suggest getting bigger balls. Sometimes the shell not gripping can be a good thing.
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The dream balls themselves are not bad. the dream s****s are crap.

the fakini variety are MUCH MUCH MUCH better.

they are a bit thicker which poses some angle issues, perhaps, but they are much more managable and easier to work with.

I thought the dream balls themselves, though too small for stage use, are ok for a closer audience.

the dream s****s are just not professional at all.
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Thanks guys! I'll send them back and get the real ones!
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Fakini's all the way. I would swap my entire shoe collection, yes! Even my new black Gucci boots for these babies. Without a doubt, the best magic prop I have bought so far,

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I almost ordered the DSMB and thanx to this thread I just ordered my FIRST Fakini set... yest, my first, because I'm sure I'll get more!
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Always trust Fakini's set for the best. I've tried so many balls and wasted so much money. I should've just get Fakini and save a lot more.
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I would only reccommend any student of magic to get the fakinis after they have spent time on less pricey ones. It is an investment so it just makes sense to work with bouncy balls or something cheap to get the feel and handling for the moves. Then once you really understand about billiard ball magic, you can determine if investing in a fakini set is right for you.

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I do billiard ball moves and use ball manipulations for some years now, Fakini were my dream! I understand that one should buy only after trying with cheap balls to rate the determination. I did that without noticing.
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To me it is just the smart way to go. Invest only in cheaper balls or bunce balls to learn the basics and the moves. Then you can determine if you still have a love or passion enough for billiard ball magic to invest in a Fakini set for yourself. I also use colored bounce balls along side of my white Fakinis to be able to do color changes without the extreme cost involved. This way I can do multiple color changes and add those to form a more creative routine.

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I started working with the multiplying billiard balls using a set of wood balls made in Germany. The wood balls were inexpensive and slippery. After working with the wood balls for a few years perfecting a routine, I acquired a set of Fakini balls from Frank. The Fakini balls were a dream come true. In general I would support the above posts, learn any "new" effects with economical props. If you decide the effect is one you wish to get serious with, then get serious with the props, go for the best.

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I also have a set of german made wooden balls. They are VERY slippery! I am still using them and will be performing with them for the first time in May at a talent show. I hope I don't drop them! after that, I may get some of those Fakini's you all are taking about.

I have never seen them(Fakini's) before, but just about anything is better then what I am using. But Those sound great, I will look into a set sometime in the near future.

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I would one day like to be able to do a 4 ball/no-sh*** routine with real billiard balls. I love hearing that *clack* *clack* *moo*.

Ok, I was kidding about the *moo*. But that *clack* *clack* sound is very appealing to me.

In the meanwhile I'm loving Fakini balls for everything.
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Sounds like we have many Fakini supporters here, including me.
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Allow me to throw a curve here...

Fakini's are great, no problem there. I have a set of 1 3/4" and a set of golf balls. But, I learned with German wooden balls from about age 10. Although many things must be taken into consideration when working with wooden balls, such as hand dryness, and that sickening feeling when you drop one and knock out a huge chunk of paint, I have found that some moves can only be done easily with s***ls that do not grip the ball, like Fakinis do.

I have not seen the Dream Balls, but would be very curious to play with them and see if that one aspect would make certain moves possible.

Frank, I made myself a very fleshed-out set of 2 1/4" balls (wooden), complete with a full set of 15 numbered pool balls. See them here.

There are enough duplicates for multiplying cue balls and multiplying 8 balls. There are also sets for multiplying balls in both red and white, plus a couple other solid colors, un-numbered. There are several s***ls, and a silk ball. Oh, and the triangle is one of three. The others are under a panel in the lid of the case. One of them is spring-gaffed for linking triangles.

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Wow Michael, those billiard balls are out of this world. What craftsmanship!!!!

I wished others took as much pride in their work as I can see in yours.

Kudos to you.

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